Starving the Academic Beast

5c.inddUW Alumni Association sponsoring NW Documentary Premier of “Starving the Beast”

A philosophical debate with grave real-world implications has erupted from America’s ivory towers. Public higher education: What is it? Who should get to go to college? What is the end goal of a four-year university education? Who should pay for it? When states won’t pay for it–and students are unable to find the money–who bears the burden?

In his 2016 documentary Starving the Beast, Director Steve Mims grapples with the on-going power struggle between market and political forces to disrupt and reform the nation’s public institutions of higher education. The film examines the efforts to reframe public higher education as a market investment at major US public higher education institutions such as the University of Wisconsin, Louisiana State University and the University of Texas.

The University of Washington community will have the chance to join the conversation through a screening of the documentary and a panel discussion with local lawmakers and higher education stakeholders. The NW premier ofStarving the Beast is co-hosted by UW Impact and the UW College of Education Master’s in Education Policy as part of a third annual documentary series on education and society. The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion with local lawmakers and higher education stakeholders.

WHEN: Monday, December 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

WHERE: 120 Kane Hall

WHO: Free event, open to the public

CLICK HERE to sign-up for this free event.



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